Disaster in the Gulf

Disaster in the Gulf

by Ramon F. D'Elosua


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Disaster in the Gulf by Ramon F. D'Elosua

This is a fictional story about one mans attempt to do something about an ecological disaster in the Gulf of Mexico that threatened the Gulf shore line along the southern states. The threat was to the tourist trade, the fishing industry, and the many species of wildlife that lived in and around the waters affected.

Terry Jackson sees a unbelievable disaster on the news. He has always worked, and made a living on the water, as a Captain and marine mechanic. He feels he wants to give something back for the life he has carved out for himself. He attempts to do something about the mess with the help of his family, and a lot of the new friends he meets. He has to fight the narrow-minded bureaucrats that get in the way, and then has to convince others to help; his program does make a difference. It is a riveting adventure that is action packed, as his group overcomes obstacles, from simple to very involved. You will feel like you are there with him as he deals with issues from the law, a hurricane, to the new love in his life. He is a simple man that has to lean on his friends for help, and knows he can not do this on his own, but does end up relying on the skills he has gained through out his life.

While the story is based on a factual event; it is a fictional accounting of the events following the failure a major off shore oil rig, and the resulting oil spill. ---You might remember the disaster that the story is based on.---

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781478740636
Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication date: 08/12/2014
Pages: 278
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Ramon D'Elosua has done most of what this story embodies. He has driven big rigs over the road, has been a pilot since 1964, flying with a local search and assist group since 1994, is an experienced advanced open water SCUBA diver, has salvaged a number of vessels up to 60 feet, and had worked as a marine mechanic. In writing this book he drew from his many experiences through out his life.

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Disaster In the Gulf 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
MargieS1 More than 1 year ago
Given To Me For An Honest Review Ramon F. D'Elosua's book Disaster in the Gulf is about a Gulf of Mexico ecological disaster that caused threats to  tourism, different species of animals and the fishing industry.  The main character is Terry Jackson.  He sees this disaster on the news. He comes up with a plan to help but has to fight with many bureaucrats.  As you read this  story you'll feel as though you are also a part of it.  This book is based on an actual disaster that occured in the  Gulf Coast.  I enjoyed reading this book.  It was a page turner for me.  I do recommend it to all.  I also look forward  to more from Ramon F. D'Elosua.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed Disaster In The Gulf very much. This story is not a rehash of the facts about the B-P oil spill. It is a fictional story based on the facts around the spill, but it is a effort to stop the mess. I have known the author for 30 years and worked for him some time ago. I know that some of the events portrayed in the story are based on actual events during his life. The book depicts a fictional effort to control some of the oil that was closing in on the gulf shore. I feel that I could relate to the character Jack in the story; like the character of Jack, as depicted in the story, I enjoyed working with the author, and we had a lot of good times. I highly recommend the book to anyone from kids to grandparents. The story is "G" rated, and I found that refreshing, and it was nice that the characters in the book were believable, and not the stereo typical, slim-trim movie star guys that seem to be in a lot of other stories I have read. Now I am really looking forward to Perilous Waters. That story involves marine salvage, which I know the author is famialure with. Thanks for a enjoyable easy story to follow; congratulations
Serra_Kaishen More than 1 year ago
I think the book is great. it sticks to a lot of real facts that everyone knows about what happened. the author knows his stuff on this one and I highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got my copy of Disaster In The Gulf, and found it to be very exciting. It is definitely NOT another boring documentary about the oil spill. After a bit of a slow start the story really takes off. I felt like I could really relate to the male lead, who is older, overweight, down to earth guy, and realizes he needs his family and friends to help try to control the disaster that is approaching the gulf shores, and knows he can not tackle it all himself. He is not the stereo type typical slim trim, James Bond type. The author does an excellent job of showing what could have happened, he made me feel like I was there. He gives you the feeling that he has, been there, and done that. The characters in the book really come to life. The story became a real, page turner, that I did not want to put down. After fighting local government officials that want to throw him in jail, the environments that think oil is evil, and should be banned. He gets the job done. In the end he his groups efforts make a difference in the small town where they are based from.